Rumor Flies

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Rumor Flies comically addresses the origins, evolution, and veracity of your favorite rumors, myths, and misconceptions. Tune in every week for more research, stories, and unsolicited commentary! Participation encouraged.

401 - Facebook Round-Up

"Guy in forest" video

Defining "fake news": 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news

Fantastic NPR piece about the creation/dissemination of "fake news": 
http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/11/23/503146770/npr-finds-the-head-of-a-covert-fake-news-operation-in-the-suburbs

Morgue employees cremated while taking a nap
http://www.snopes.com/morgue-employee-cremated-nap/
"Fake news" coverage:
http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/morgue-employee-cremated-by-mistake-while-taking-a-nap/
http://tribuneonlineng.com/morgue-employee-cremated-mistake-taking-nap/
http://empirenews.net/morgue-employee-cremated-by-mistake-while-taking-a-nap-during-his-break/  

Fidget spinners can kill your children (Combination of "questionable" and "fake news" sites)
http://tamararubin.com/?s=fidget&submit&paged=5
http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2017/06/01/alert-throw-away-fidget/
http://freedomlibertynews.com/warning-throw-away-fidget-spinners-authorities-confirm-new-report-show-can-kill-child/
https://www.worldnewspolitics.com/2017/06/03/new-report-says-fidget-spinners-can-kill-child/

Clear parasite in Dasani water
http://theconversation.com/the-top-ten-parasites-that-could-be-lurking-in-your-food-29015

Raccoon used to bypass breathalyzer
http://www.snopes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/raccoon-dui.jpg
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11901890/Man-uses-raccoon-to-get-around-a-breathalyser-and-is-then-attacked-by-it.html
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/30/man-uses-raccoon-to-get-around-a-breathalyser-and-is-then-attacked-by-it/
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/drunk-naval-officer-uses-raccoon-6548820

Pokemon go stabbing
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/07/13/pokmon-go-addict-stabbed-while-playing-refuses-to-get-treatment/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3686906/Pok-mon-addict-22-stabbed-playing-game-refuses-treatment-continue-quest-catch-em-all.html
http://www.oregonlive.com/forest-grove/index.ssf/2016/07/forest_grove_police_log_15.html